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Bill Denny
William Denny, Jr..jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 64
In office
1988 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 27
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 3, 1987
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland
Date of birthAugust 22, 1930
ProfessionBusiness executive
Office website
William "Bill" Denny, Jr. (b. August 22, 1930) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 1987 and currently serves as House Republican Floor Leader.


Denny earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland. His professional experience includes working as a Business Executive with Denny Development, Inc.; and Senior Vice President of Southeastern Operations at Multi-National Banking, from which he is retired.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Denny served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Apportionment and Elections, Chair
Congressional Redistricting
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc
Legislative Reapportionment


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Denny served on the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Denny served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Denny won re-election to District 64 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Dorsey Carson in the November 8 general election.[3][4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 64 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Denny, Jr. Incumbent 56.4% 4,888
     Democratic Dorsey Carson 43.6% 3,772
Total Votes 8,660


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Denny was re-elected in District 64, running unopposed.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 64 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
William Denny, Jr. (R) 6,651 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Denny received $45,582 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Denny's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Physicians Association$5,000
Mississippi Association Of Realtors$3,000
Mississippi Bankers Association$3,000
Improve Mississippi$2,582
Mississippi House Republican Conference$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $45,582
Total Votes received in 2011 4,888
Cost of each vote received $9.33


In 2007, Denny collected $20,540 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association $1,000
Chevron Corp. $1,000
Mississippi Medical Association $1,000
W.D. Mounger $1,000
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi $500


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Denny has been a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, American Legislative Exchange Council, Mississippi Flood Association, Mississippi Track Club, and the National Republican Legislators Association. He is married with four children.

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